Released November 2018
Below are some of the latest whisky releases to hit the online shelves for November 2018. Visit the Whisky Boys online shop today for a vast selection from Sigantory’s 30th Anniversary bottlings, these include a Bowmore 1972, Bunnahabhain 1978, Craigduff 1973, Mosstowie 1973 and a Port Ellen 1982.
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A 2006-vintage whisky from Caol Ila, bottled for Carn Mor as part of the prestigious Celebration of the Cask bottling. The cask in this case is a single bourbon barrel, which has let the smoky spirit from Caol Ila shine – big smoke and citrus. It was distilled on 25 September 2006 and bottled on 1 August 2018.
The 15th release of Glenfiddich's series of incredible 40-year-old whiskies, bottled in 2018. Vatted from a selection of excellent casks as well as the saved remnants of previous year's vattings. Incredibly complex with notes of fruit cake, dates, raisins and stewed apples.
An anonymous Irish single malt bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company, with a label featuring a horse that is as lovely as it is psychedelic. Aged for 13 years, it's a beautifully fruity and spicy single malt, but I agree with Ted: 'We have to lose that sax solo'.
A very special edition of Jameson's classic 18-year-old whiskey. Not only is it bottled at a punchy 55.4% ABV, it's also partly matured at the old Bow Street distillery, now the Jameson Experience and visitors centre in Dublin. They ship bourbon and sherry casks up from Midleton distillery for a few months of finishing in a tiny onsite warehouse that you can visit as part of the tour, before vatting them together to create Jameson 18 Year Old Bow Street Edition.
A youthful heavily peated Port Charlotte, distilled at Bruichladdich distillery from Scottish barley and matured in first-fill ex-American whisky casks and second-fill French wine casks before a final year of marrying in French oak. It's all about the influence of the wood, and the casks have added sweet citrus and dark chocolate notes to the rich and peaty spirit.
The peaty edition in the second batch of the Octaves series from Glenglassaugh. It's smoky spirit aged in a selection of tiny 65-litre octave casks, themselves made from casks that previously held bourbon, port and oloroso sherry. It's a rich and sweet dram with balanced savoury peat smoke.
The unpeated edition in the second batch of octave-matured whisky from Glenglassaugh. Octaves are small casks holding just 65 litres of whisky and add loads of oaky flavour to its contents in just a short time. This release is a vatting of these tiny casks that previously held bourbon, Pedro Ximénez and amontillado sherry, creating a complex, rich and nutty dram.
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An ancient relic from Mannochmore’s distant past, this 37-year-old is an exotic beast with aromas of hot spice, black pepper and candied zest. The palate is considerably more mellow; the spice remains but is softened by citrus fruits and honeysuckle – summer blooms in a kitchen garden leading through a long finish full of spiced fruit cake and toasted almond. Don’t pass this up.
A 1991 vintage Littlemill from independent bottler Gordon & Company as part of the Pearls of Scotland range. It was distilled in January and bottled in June 2016 at 25 years of age.
An intensely flavoured 16 year old from Laphroaig, bottled specially for The Whisky Show 2015. The angels took a huge share of this cask, concentrating its flavours – expect a big hit of medicinal coastal notes and loads of fruit.
12-year-old Laphroaig, bottled for Highgrove House, the private residence of the Prince of Wales. Charles is a big Laphroaig fan, and his official bottlings are always from the distillery. Bottled at 12 years old, this is down the line Laphroaig, with medicinal smoke, ash and a fruity backbone. Excellent stuff.
A Port Ellen bottled for the Gordon & MacPhail Rare Old range. Every time we see one of these we wonder how many casks G&M have left, but they still seem to have enough stock to turn out these excellent drams from time to time. Distilled in 1980 and bottled in 2016, it's a straight down the line Port Ellen, balancing the smoke, fruit and maritime character that this long-lost distillery is famous for.